Sunday, December 27, 2009


Oh what a great day I've had!

Woke up and churched. LOVED IT.

Went to the mall and exchanged a fun book for a school book, but am super excited about this new NCLEX review book.  At the end of last semester, my instructor for this coming semester said in order to pass the NCLEX first try I have to do at least 5 to 7 THOUSAND practice questions with rationale answers. FIVE TO SEVEN THOUSAND. 5,000 to 7,000.  THAT IS A LOT. A new book is going to be helpful to tackle this feat.

Bath & Body Works is having their semi-annual sale and thanks to my friend Whitney, I'm super addicted to the fragrance oils for tea light candle burners.  Got a few new scents since they're only $3 as opposed to the pricey $7.50 usual.

While at the mall, strolled on into Victoria Secret's to get sized for bras and found out I am down ONE WHOLE SIZE! This is very very very exciting.  My voluptuousness is holding firm cup size-wise, but my number went down, and that is super duper. Found out the semi-annual sale begins Jan 3 so I decided to wait to buy new bras until they're a little cheaper.

Got home, did some journaling and reading, and finished True Blood Season One: Disc Three ...Oh Bill and Sookie..........I like this show. I've read most of Charlaine Harris's Series so it's fun to see the characters played out on screen.  I <3 Anna Paquin and think the actors they chose to play Bill Compton, Sam Merlotte, and Jason Stackhouse are just delectable. mmmmmmm.

I had a great conversation with my friend Beth.  Oh, how I love my friends!

And, after that, had an amazing run at the gym.  I'm so excited about my fitness level....I ran for forty-five minutes.  I feel strong.  I feel alive!!! The music I had going in my ears was pushing me to just go go go go go and I had a smile on my face the whole time.  I had a great workout.

My friend Danielle often talks about eating Macro Platters and fixing them at home. I decided to treat myself after my workout to a macro platter at home.  OHMYGOSH.

I cannot believe this is a first time make for me.  DANIELLE...I sing your praises for putting this little bug in my mind and these healthy foods in my mouth. OHMYGOSH!  I went to the market and the baked tofu was on sale so I just purchased the Wildwood Brand baked tofu.  I sauteed some kale with carrots, garlic, pepper and salt. I made the brown rice pretty basic--no seasoning, just water.  The pinto beans I seasoned with chili powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and I steamed the broccoli and peas.  I layered it all with Siracha and a sprinkling of Italian parsley, and devoured it like the happiest little girl I am.  It was sooo filling; I couldn't finish my plate and I have so much leftover.  Excited about lunch tomorrow! Thank you thank you thank you, Danielle.  A great dinner tonight, for sure.

My night now is joyful.  I went podcasting the other day and found NPR's All Songs Considered podcasts.  (go here NOW).  I've listened to some of the best music these past few days....FREE. ON MY COMPUTER. How much do I love that??? Josh Ritter is playing live from my speakers right now.  Happy Joyful Girl.

This week is shaping up to be a bit different.  My work has been canceled for the next few days; I don't work until Thursday.  I feel a little nervous about this, but am okay financially, so that's good.  I'm just worried about all the free time.  As always, this is probably most likely a blessing, and a chance for me to get my ducks in a row for school starting in two short weeks! I'm excited about working out tomorrow and have a girlfriend hot tub date with some super special lovies tomorrow evening.  Excited about that......I think Tuesday I might take myself up to Flagstaff for an adventure.  Or, maybe just to Avatar.  

It's been a really great Joyday.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Wow! That looks sooo good! I'm so happy you made it, and it looks like you made it well! YUM.